The DVS-1600 high-integration OEM interface controller from Digital View provides a range of inputs and LCD panel support. Inputs include DVI, VGA, S-Video, composite video, and numerous modes. The board is pre-programmed for many panel models and resolutions
SMART Modular Technologies announced its XceedLite parallel ATA (PATA) solid state drive (SSD). Operating from +3.3V DC to +5V DC, the drive typically draws 80 mA current in read, 70 mA in write, and 9 mA in passive mode. It is suited for use in growth markets such as tablet PCs, ruggedized notebooks, embedded computing, industrial applications, and medical equipment in which battery life, durability and reliability
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. their electro-pyrotechnic initiator chip resistor (EPIC), said to be the industry’s first such device to offer Joule effect ignition for very fast firing times down to 50 µs, and a no fire/all fire ratio up to 70 percent. EPIC resistors, also known as bridge resistors, are resistive elements that convert electrical energy into heat energy in a precise electro-thermal profile for the purpose of initiating a series of pyrotechnic events in a controlled energetic reaction.
Emerson Network Power’s KSI8560 is an advanced mezzanine card for telecommunications applications. It combines a PowerQUICC III MPC8560 controller with up to eight channelized E1/T1 spans in order to process protocols, packets, signaling, and WAN access for
PEM self-clinching cable tie mounts and hooks provide secure attachment points for mounting wires and cables to electronic chassis or enclosures. Model TD cable tie mounts and model TDO hooks can be installed quickly and permanently without screws or adhesives. Their locations and positions are set during the design process to provide optimal layout for wires and cables during final assembly. Both types are RoHS compliant and are available in several sizes for installation in metal sheets from .040"/1.02 mm to .125"/3.18 mm.
New power regulations are redefining the meaning of efficiency in power supply design. Driven by increasing demand for electrical power worldwide, government agencies and industry groups are adopting new environmental standards that are designed to reduce power consumption by improving power efficiency. In the U.S. for example, the Department of Energy (DoE) and Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program grants certification to electronics devices that meet a range of standards for power consumption. More recently, the State of California through the California Energy Commission (CEC) has implemented a mandatory program to implement more stringent power efficiency standards for external power supplies and consumer audio and video equipment sold in California.
Like many inexpensive desktop PCs, my Dell Dimension C521 lacks a serial port. But, don't write off serial communications which will continue to play important roles in industrial controls, point-of-sale terminals and other equipment. USB and Ethernet have a place, but simple serial I/O still solves a lot of problems.
For simple static-DC source-and-measure tests, familiar instruments such as power supplies, scopes, voltmeters and function generators work well. Dynamic DC-bias tests, though, involve sequencing and sourcing voltage and current, as well as making measurements. These bias tests require complex interactions among traditional instruments, and they can create setup and configuration challenges.
STS Inc. announced the availability of its fourth-generation chip (DARR81) for digital wireless audio platforms in the connected home or office. The chip enables simultaneous audio connections of consumer electronics (CE) devices, such as headphones, speakers, home theater systems, flat panel TVs, game consoles, iPod and portable media player docking stations, and PCs for uninterrupted streaming of HD uncompressed wireless audio.
Crystek introduced the Pocket Reference Oscillator (PRO Series), said to be the industry’s first frequency control product to integrate a complete HCMOS crystal clock oscillator in a rugged SMA housing. The oscillator offers frequency stability of ±25 ppm over 0°C to 70°C (operating temperature range rated at -40°C to 85°C; storage -45°C to 90°C). They are available off-the-shelf in frequencies from 4 MHz to 125 MHz
The SEI-USB from US Digital is an interface module that connects the company's SEI compatible devices to a standard USB 1.1 / 2.0 port. It connects up to 15 addressable SEI devices using a single 6-wire telephone-type cable up to 1000 feet long. It uses two RS-485-like differential pairs, one for “busy” flow control, and the other for bi-directional serial data
A multipurpose miniature wave system for soldering and desoldering is now available from Manncorp. The System 120 bench-top device is designed for single-point or single-edge soldering and removal of ICs such as DIPs, QFPs, PGAs, connectors, and odd forms. It is useful for short runs requiring selective soldering of single components and can be adjusted to 399ºC for lead-free or tin/lead processing.
The HVI 2K-750/24 high input voltage DC/DC converter from Absopulse uses field proven design topology to generate 2kW output power. It accepts a 750V DC input voltage (525V to 975V DC range), which is the traction voltage typically required for mass transit vehicles such as trams, metros and light rail, as well as mining locomotives. The standard unit delivers
ERNI Electronics expanded its 1.27 mm SMC connector family with a board-to-board right-angle SMC connector and integrated locking system. The locking system can withstand normal vibration and shock loads, yet still disconnect without using tools. Female (type Q) and male (type B) connectors are available with surface-mount termination and plastic housings constructed of
ChipX announced the introduction of Hybrid ASIC, the implementation of a structured ASIC as IP on a Standard Cell device. This development approach is said to allow for rapid and economical product line development and save companies recurring engineering (NRE) and tooling costs. According to the company, turnaround time for logic changes can be